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Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)
|Many species of Canna, Canna indica, C. flaccida, C. edulis, C. generalis.
|Throughout metroplex. A frequent visitor to gardens and meadows.
|Seasonal Flight Data
|April - October/November
|The larvae of the Brazilian Skipper (also known as the Canna Skipper) are large, translucent, gray and green, which roll the leave of their host plants into nests. Pupae are also made in these nests.